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Flippin’ Good Re-Opens on Fremont East With Waitstaff, New Look, Better Food

Find Search for: Flippin’ Good restaurant is back in business on Fremont East in downtown Las Vegas after a significant renovation. With its recent overhaul, Flippin’ Good has gone from fast food to casual dining, complete with the addition of servers. Flippin’ Good isn’t fancy, but it’s downtown fancy. The restaurant has tweaked its full name from Flippin’ Good Burgers & Shakes to Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer. We suspect the restaurant’s pivot had to do with not only sagging business, but also the opening of a White Castle nearby. All the changes have resulted in vast improvements over the former concept. Flippin’ Good features the four food groups: Chicken, burgers, fries and beer. The new interior is a mix of wood, steel and brick. Booths, with padded seats, are at a premium. During a recent visit, we asked about a lone unoccupied booth and were told it wasn’t available because someone had made a reservation for it. Note to self. The new Flippin’ Good features a slick new bar. You can’t Fremont and not beer. It’s the law. At the moment, the bar serves beer and wine, but our hope is it becomes a full, Captain Morgan-enabled bar soon. The menu’s prices have been bumped up a bit to reflect the restaurant’s new direction, but from the items we’ve had, it remains a solid value. The grilled chicken...

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Lotus of Siam Restaurant Announces Second Location

The acclaimed Lotus of Siam restaurant, forced to close after a roof collapse in early September 2017, has set its sights on a second location. Lotus of Siam is a longtime favorite of foodies despite its challenging (seedy) location in a strip mall called Commercial Center on Sahara Ave., a few blocks east of SLS Las Vegas and Stratosphere. They can’t say it, but we can. Lotus of Siam announced it will open a new location at 620 E. Flamingo Road. That address is the former Roy’s, a pan-Asian restaurant, in an area known as “Restaurant Row” not far from Hard Rock casino and the National Atomic Testing Museum. The new location is about a block away from one of the best Indian restaurant in Las Vegas, Mint Indian Bistro. The owners of Lotus of Siam seem committed to keeping their original restaurant open, so the Flamingo location will be a second outpost of the popular Thai eatery. This message was posted on the Lotus of Siam Facebook page: “We finally got our location! It’s not too far from our original one. The address is 620 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119. We will be open by Nov. 1! We are happy to announce that this is our second home and it is on Flamingo and Paradise. We hope to see you guys soon!” Judging by the exclamation...

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Mass Shooting on Las Vegas Strip Results in Chaos, 489 Injured and 58 Dead

Las Vegas has been shaken by a mass shooting at a popular music festival on The Strip. The shooting has left more than 489 injured and at least 58 victims dead. The senseless shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history. Reports of a shooting involving automatic gunfire at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Music Festival began at around 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2017. It’s estimated 22,000 people were in attendance at the event. Seriously, WTF is wrong with people? Videos shared on social media from the Las Vegas Village fairground, near Mandalay Bay and Luxor, show crowds scrambling for cover as automatic gunfire erupts. // The shooter was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay shortly after the shooting. It’s believed that’s where the shots that hit those in the crowd originated. The killer was staying at the hotel, and 23 firearms were found in his room after the incident. At 12:30 a.m., the official Twitter account for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed there were no other shooters, despite earlier reports. During the incident, flights in and out of McCarran International Airport were halted. Following the shooting, several Las Vegas resorts went into lockdown, including Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Tropicana. Read more about this horrific event, or get additional information here. A GoFundMe...

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